International Collaboration Seed Funding

International Collaboration Seed Funding

NTU Office of International Affairs established NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding in an effort to broaden NTU connections with selected strategic partner universities. As a result, NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding (ICSF) identifies and supports bilateral and initial collaborations between NTU and the selected strategic partner universities.

Based on past exchanges and partnership prospects with each partner university, NTU OIA annually review and select strategic partner universities for intentional partnership development. With university-level endorsement, 8 strategic partner universities are included as the 2024 International Collaboration Seed Funding (ICSF) partner universities. Please see the list of 2024 ICSF partner universities below:

1. University of Tokyo
2. Kyoto University

University of Tsukuba

4. Cornell University
5. Northwestern University
6. University of Rochester
7. University of Hamburg
8. University of Grenoble Alpes

2024 National Taiwan University International Collaboration Seed Funding

Funding Information

Funding Period: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Funding Covers: Relevant international collaboration expenses, international travel by NTU faculty and students, and hosting foreign, non-NTU scholars (daily stipend in principle).

*Eligible expenses considered to be international collaboration include (1) NTU faculty, researchers, and graduate students research abroad, (2) hosting international conferences, workshops, or symposiums in Taiwan, and (3) joint lecture or lecture series. 

**Eligible expenses considered to be daily stipend for hosting foreign, non-NTU scholars include (1) remuneration and living expenses for scholars’ work days in Taiwan and (2) domestic travel in Taiwan. 

***Funding does NOT cover: consumable supplies and equipment for research and personnel expenditure, including full-time or part-time assistants. 

Funding Amount: Up to NTD$250,000 per selected project; 20 projects annually in principle

Funding Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)

*All expenses must adhere to MOE regulation.


Application Information

Application Period: July 17 (Mon.), 2023 to September 29 (Fri.), 2023


1. Principle investigator (PI) must be tenure-track faculty member and not on sabbatical leave for the duration of the funding period.

2. PI is eligible to receive the funding at most twice with the same NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding partner university.

How to Apply: To apply, please complete and submit the following documents via email to NTU Office of International Affairs ( by September 29 (Fri.).


1. 【Project Proposal Form】2024 NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding

2. Letter of Intent from collaborator(s) (i.e. signed letters, email exchange)

3. PI and collaborator(s) CVs (2 pages max per CV)


Review Criteria

Criterion Description
Events in Taiwan Project proposal includes hosting of international conferences, workshops, symposium, lectures or other international events in NTU or Taiwan.
Students International Participation Project proposal includes student roles or provides students with international experiences.
UN SDG Involvement

Project proposal addresses at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information on SDGs, please refer to:
Matching Fund Collaborator(s) has/have matching fund to support the project proposal.
Collaboration Sustainability Project proposal demonstrates sustainability with future collaboration agenda.



NTU Office of International Affairs

Global Engagement Manager Mikkie Lee

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Last Updated: 2024.01.23

Last update : 2024 / 01 / 23